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Garmon, Linda

Overview
Works: 31 works in 80 publications in 1 language and 4,673 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Documentary television programs  Drama  Documentary films  Interviews  Popular works  Educational films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Production personnel, Narrator, Author
Classifications: QH367, 576.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Linda Garmon
Lightning!( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes you into the world of lightning and the scientists that study it. Includes lightning experiments, testing equipment, photography, and an ending of a dazzling lightning show set to music
Secret of the wild child by Linda Garmon( Visual )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the case of "Genie," a girl whose parents kept her locked in a bedroom in total isolation, until she was discovered in 1970 at age 13. At first, her rehabilitation seemed to be an opportunity to test hypotheses of language acquisition, but disputes about the nature of her disabilities, the intensity of her therapy, and the progress of government funded research turned Genie's case into a sad example of the ethical quandaries of research on human subjects
Darwin's dangerous idea( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the key concepts of evolution through a dramatization of Darwin's life with current documentary sequences
The truth about cancer( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary seeks to answer the question, why does anyone still die of cancer? Filmmaker Linda Garmon shares the personal story of her own husband's battle with cancer and seeks to tell us where we stand in fighting this decades-old war
Sister Aimee( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the controversial, charismatic, wildly popular evangelist that includes original film and sound recordings, re-creations, commentary by historians and other experts, and personal accounts
They made America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series examines innovation in America through the stories of some resourceful men and women whose ideas and inventions have transformed the world
Lost souls Animas perdidas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Latino filmmaker documented the emotional journey of her uncle, a military vet deported to Mexico, and uncovered the secrets of her family's past. Against the backdrop of increased attention to the U.S.-Mexican border, the national identity and its ties are explored along with the lives of the immigrants. Also followed is what happens after deportees are sent to a homeland they don't consider home
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the design, development, and the eventual shooting down of a U-2 spy plane over Russia in 1960 and the effect of this incident on worldwide peace negotiations. Gary Powers, who miraculously survived the crash, achieved instant notoriety that would haunt him for the rest of his life
Spy in the sky( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1960, a CIA spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. Overnight, the U-2 became the most famous aircraft in the world and Francis Gary Powers, who miraculously survived the crash, achieved instant notoriety that would haunt him for the rest of his life. Behind the scenes of this dramatic incident is the incredible tale of a team of engineers and courageous pilots who raced against the clock to design, perfect, and deploy the U-2
Made in America?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The U.S. once counted on manufacturing most of the clothes its citizens wore, but half that business has gone to low-wage third world countries. As a result, many American manufacturers struggle, American workers have lost their jobs, and Americans pay higher prices for their clothes. Is it worth it?"--Container
Memphis dreams Searching for the promised land( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968 Memphis--like Dallas in 1963--became a symbol of hope extinguished. This program examines the Civil Rights Movement and the last few years of Martin Luther King's life with emphasis on the sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee and the killing of America's greatest civil rights leader, its impact on Afro-Americans and the nation
Made in America?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program looks at the enormous costs, the huge risks, and the potentially colossal pay-offs in the commercial aircraft industry. Boeing is still number one, but major components of its jets are now made in Japan. What does this portend about the U.S. position in the high-stakes global economy?"--Container
Race for the superconductor( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the history of the discovery of superconductivity and the international race to make superconductors at practical temperatures. Explains potential technological applications and examines the political and economic implications for the nations which win or lose the race
Evolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judgment day captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania in a landmark battle over the teaching of evolution in public schools. In 2004, the Dover school board ordered science teachers to read a statement to high school biology students about an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution called intelligent design, the idea that life is too complex to have evolved naturally and so must have been designed by an intelligent agent. The teachers refused to comply, and both parents and teachers filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the school board of violating the constitutional separation of church and state
Weather gone wild( Visual )

in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience three weather phenomenon as scientists investigate the mysteries behind them
Secrets of a wild child( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infrequently civilized society discovers a truly wild child--one who has grown up in severe isolation with virtually no human contact. Genie's is such a case. She was found on Nov. 4, 1970 in Los Angeles locked in her room and tied to a potty chair. Although thirteen chronlogically she was very much infant-like in most aspects of development
Winners and losers( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global economy has produced big winners in the clothing industry; there are losers too. The United States once counted on manufacturing most of the clothes Americans wore, but half of that business is now in the hands of low-wage third world countries. Consequently, many American manufacturers struggle, while many Americans have lost their jobs
National industrial policy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the enormous costs, the huge risks, and the potentially colossal pay-offs in the commercial aircraft industry. Boeing is still number one, but major components of its jets are now made in Japan. Explores what this portends about the U.S. position in the high-stakes global economy
Memphis dreams( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, Memphis became a symbol of hope extinguished. This program reveals the tragic story of the African-American experience, documenting the brutal reality of slavery, the milestones in the heroic struggle for fundamental rights, and the killing of America's greatest civil rights leader. Also highlights the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers' strike
Secret of a wild child( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Los Angeles in 1970, a 13-year old girl who came to be known as Genie was discovered after a decade of being shut away by her parents in her bedroom where she had been tied up and without human contact of a meaningful sort. Psychologists were brought in and the case received national attention and funding by the National Institute for Mental Health to determine the effects of such deprivations and abuse, especially on langauge formation in terms of the Naom Chomsky-Eric Lenneberg debate. When funding was stopped in 1974 because of limited results, custody was given to Genie's mother - her father had committed suicide shortly after his daughter was discovered - but she then became lost in a system of foster homes until she was eventually committed to an institution. In 1979, a lawsuit for scientific mistreatment was launched on her behalf
 
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Secret of the wild child
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Darwin's dangerous ideaSister AimeeLost souls Animas perdidasAmerican experienceSpy in the sky